Comedic Shenanigans

‘Nunsense 2: The Second Coming’ opens Friday


HILLSBORO — Myers Dinner Theatre continues its 2024 Main Stage Season presenting “Nunsense 2: The Second Coming” with book, music and lyrics written by Dan Goggins. This interactive musical comedy directed by TJ Bird, will open Friday and will run until June 1.

“Nunsense 2: The Second Coming” takes place six weeks after the sisters have staged their first benefit. The sisters are back presenting a “thank-you” show for all the people who supported them in the past. But now, they’re a bit slicker, having been “bitten by the theater bug.”

Things get off to a rousing start as the sisters sing “Nunsense, the Magic Word,” but before long, chaos erupts. Two Franciscans come to claim Sister Mary Amnesia (who has won the Publishers Clearing House Sweepstakes) as one of their own.

At the same time the nuns hear that a talent scout is in the audience to see them strut their stuff. From the riotous bingo game run by Sister Amnesia to the hilarious duet, “What Would Elvis Do?,” to the rousing finale, “There’s Only One Way to End Your Prayers and That’s to Say Amen!,” this show is filled with comedic shenanigans from these singing nuns.

Starring in this production are returning MDT actors, Rebecca Lea Evans (as Sister Robert Anne), Anna Powell (as Sister Mary Leo) and Teresa Ross (as Sister Mary Regina, Mother Superior).

MDT alum Don Hart (Brother Michael/Franciscan) will also be featured in this production. New to MDT will be Susan Boilek Smith (Sister Mary Hubert) and Margaret Warrington (Sister Mary Paul, AKA “Amnesia”).

“Nunsense 2” will feature a food menu combining MDT favorites, as well as new items themed to the production. Selections will include: lemon-pepper crusted fish, chicken and noodles, mashed potatoes, tomato-zucchini casserole, green beans and corn; with key lime pie and strawberry mousse for dessert.

Wednesday matinee seating for meals is at 11:30 a.m. and curtain at 1:30 p.m. Friday evening performances will have seating for meals at 6 p.m. with curtain at 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday matinees will have seating for meals at noon and curtain at 2 p.m.

A special Mother’s Day Brunch will be offered May 12 and will feature a wide array of varied menu items including breakfast and lunch specialties.

Tickets may be purchased by phone at 765-798-4902, ext. 2, or by visiting the MDT website at

Performance dates vary, so consult the online calendar for show dates and times. Theater prices are $59.54 for dinner and show, $47.50 for students (ages 4-18), and show-only for $39.50. Prices do not include taxes, handling fees or gratuity for waitstaff. Season tickets, group pricing and bus parking are also available.

Myers Dinner Theatre is located at 108 Water St., Hillsboro, and is handicap accessible.